ining hands with the Association of Cricket Umpires Mumbai, Girnar Tea sponsored a get-together on the eve of the Reliance World Cup Final with the Umpires, Statisticians, Scorers and Sports journalists on November 5, 1987 at the Bombay Hockey Association Stadium. Mementoes were presented to the guests and the inaugural ACSSI function successfully concluded with a dinner-nite.
On January 14, 1988, ACSSI Members celebrated the 96th birthday of Prof. DB Deodhar with a personal cake cutting ceremony at his residence.
Next ACSSI decided to perpetuate the memory of Vijay Merchant who passed away on October 27, 1987, by holding periodical meets where cricket would be discussed. The inaugural Meet was held on February 20, 1988 at the P.D. Hall, Wankhede Stadium. Mr. Vasant Raiji was the Guest speaker and he spoke of his long association with the celebrated cricketer and discussed on his style, performances and impact on Indian Cricket.
The second meeting of the Vijay Merchant Memorial series started by the ACSSI was held on May 21, 1988. The Guest speaker was well known Test Broadcaster Suresh Saraiya. He revealed that he was introduced to cricket broadcasting by Vijay Merchant and spoke at length on his association with Vijaybhai in the Commentary Box.
On September 14, 1991 ACSSI celebrated the 75th birthday of Anandji Dossa at the Cricket Club of India Banquet Hall. In September 1991, ACSSI honoured DB Deodhar and Vijay Hazare by conferring upon them the Honorary Life Membership of the Association.
A function was organized at Pune to felicitate Prof. DB Deodhar on his 100th birthday.
In February 1993, a pictorial exhibition of 60 years of England-India cricket was assembled and displayed for the Cricket Club of India. Theo Braganza and Dr. Vasant Naik completed the task successfully in a record time of five days with a view to profess the ACSSI’s intention to start a cricket museum at the Cricket Club of India.
Cricket Association of Bengal assigned ACSSI to assemble an exhibition of pictures for them. The members made two trips to Calcutta for this purpose and also held talks for scorers and statisticians.